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How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966 TV Movie) / Horton Hears A Who (1970 TV Movie) [Soundtrack]

Dr. SeussAudio CD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 5, 1999)
  • Original Release Date: October 19, 1999
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Rhino
  • ASIN: B00000K5BF
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #205,262 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Opening
2. Trim Up The Tree
3. Tomorrow Is Christmas, Its Practically Here
4. Welcome Christmas
5. I Must Stop Christmas
6. You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch - Thurl Ravenscroft
7. You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch (Reprise) - Thurl Ravenscroft
8. A Quarter Of Dawn
9. Welcome Christmas
10. Finale
11. Opening
12. Trim Up The Tree
13. Welcome Christmas
14. You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch
15. Opening
16. Mrs. Toucanella Told Me
17. Old Doc Hoovey
18. Wickersham Brothers Song
19. Who-Ville Aloft
20. Doctor Hoovey, You Were Right
See all 27 tracks on this disc

Editorial Reviews

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From Rhino Records come the marvelous soundtracks to two televised adaptations of Dr. Seuss's modern classics The Grinch That Stole Christmas! and Horton Hears a Who! Originally recorded in 1966, The Grinch is the barometer by which all television Christmas specials are measured. In the hands of lyricist Seuss and composers Albert Hague and Eugene Poddany, the soundtrack mixes traditional Yuletide sounds with square-dancing music and sophisticated sound effects. Boris Karloff shines as the storyteller and the voice of the Grinch, a gloriously Seussified Scrooge. And Thurl Ravenscroft, also known as the voice of Tony the Tiger, sings "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" with glee. The second and lesser known of the two tales chronicles the interactions of a big-eared elephant, Horton, and the misunderstood, somewhat-mad professor Dr. Hoovey. Narrated in the familiar and engaging meter of Seuss's finest rhyming prose, these lively tales will secure an entirely new audience with their fine scores. --Paige La Grone

Customer Reviews

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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Didn't love it, but didn't hate it either December 13, 2004
By Pope
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Let me start off by saying that I love the Grinch - it's simply not Christmas without him. But this soundtrack of the classic TV special is not what I had expected it to be. All the dialogue and songs are here exactly as heard on the TV program, but really if we wanted to hear the exact TV special, we could just as well pop in the tape or the DVD. Boris Karloff's dialog and Grinch are divine - no gripes here. When you're listening to the songs as interspersed throught the dialog as originally intended that's OK too. I like the idea of reprising the songs complete with no dialoge, except during "You're A Mean One Mr. Grinch" there are some large gaps in the song where dialogue exists. The songs in tracks 11-14 could stand better editing for better continutity.

What blows my mind though is that Turner (which now controls the film) has stooped so low as to package this delightful soundtrack in such moronic packaging as this. How cheap! I can honestly say that this is the poorest excuse for a CD case I have ever seen in a Turner/Warner product. The Grinch deserves better than this.

The Jim Carey movie notwithstanding, there are 2 soundtrack versions of the 1966 TV special: this one from Turner and the other version with the white cover from (I think) MCA. The other version is not taken directly from the soundtrack as this one IS, but is more of a studio recording. While you can't surpass the performances as seen on TV, I do prefer the MCA version of the album. The performances by Boris Karloff (on both albums) are essentially identical, and the Grinch's lines on the MCA disc are taken directly from the soundtrack. Thurl Ravenscroft's singing of "You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch" is only slightly different between the two albums, but on the MCA disc is done with better continuity (and more clarity) and that is the rendition of the song you usually hear on the radio at Christmas time.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Yay! They INCLUDE "Boil That Dustspeck!" November 30, 2010
Format:MP3 Music|Verified Purchase
One of the tensest -- and most memorable -- moments in all of "Horton" comes shortly after Horton has been "roped and caged", and they're about to submerge Horton's clover -- dustspeck and all -- into "a hot steaming kettle of beezlenut oil" --

"Boil that dustspeck! Boil that dustspeck! Boil that dustspeck!
Boil! Boil! Boil! Boil!
Beezlenut! (Rah! Rah!) Beezlenut! (Rah! Rah!)
Beezlenut! (Rah! Rah! Rah! Rah!) Beezlenut OIL!"

On the SAMPLE CLIP, you can JUST catch the start of this memorable chant -- but they quickly fade it out. HOWEVER, the WHOLE THING -- chant and all! -- is indeed included on the CD itself.

On that basis ALONE, I've felt it worth awarding this CD a full five stars (that, plus the fact that "Horton" is in stereo. Strange that "Grinch" is NOT, though -- "Grinch" is mono only.)

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N.B.: This review has been EDITED to be the complete REVERSE of my ERRONEOUS earlier, first impression -- SILLY ME! I had quite overlooked that what I was listening to was a Sample Clip, and not the CD track itself! I offer sincere and heartfelt apologies to anyone who relied on my earlier review based on that piece of pure idiocy.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I love the cds "Turner Classic Movie Music" produces! December 15, 2000
A Kid's Review
Format:Audio CD
I like the 1966 "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" very much. It is much better than the 2000 movie that I was greatly dissapointed by. The musical score of the 1966 TV movie excelent. The quality of the score is brough up and emphasized from behind the narration of Boris Karloff. And though I was a little dissapointed that the dialogue wasn't filtered out so the score was only heard, I still give it five stars. I have never seen "Hotron Hears A Who", so I wasn't that impressed by the soundtrack to that. For this holiday season, buy the 1966 soundtrack to "How the Grinch Stole Christmas", not the 2000 soundtrack.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Rip Off December 4, 2013
By Grant
Format:MP3 Music
I ordered the Grinch song instead I get this clip of the movie, what a rip, the 30 sec demo is the start of the song, then instead of finishing the song it goes right into the movie after the first stanza, WTF!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great audio version of the classic show January 18, 2012
By Blaine
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This is a really nice CD that includes all the music from the Grinch plus the entire sound track of the original classic cartoon. We listen to the story every year as we drive cross country for Christmas.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the best twofor , it's a steal ! July 21, 2000
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
i remember watching the grinch, every christmas season & loving the plot& the inside jokes , but most of all i loved the music. last christmas i purchased this disc & was'nt at all disappointed. not only does it included the grinch & horton hears a who, but delightful sinly bonus tracks plus liner notes with chuck jones that drew the grinch. weather christmas is coming or not it's a great disc to listen to, happy days to all. highly recommended!
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5.0 out of 5 stars I love the Grinch December 28, 2013
Format:MP3 Music|Verified Purchase
A classic.The Grinch is great...
They don't make m like that anymore.
I'm glad it's still available.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars If you're looking for just a song, look elsewhere... December 7, 2010
By Matt
Format:MP3 Music
I was in the process of making a holiday mix CD and decided to purchase individual songs.
"You're a mean one, Mr. Grinch" was a must-have.

However, I should have either:
a) Read the reviews before purchasing with 1-click (as one reviewer said, this CD is just a transcription of the movie we all grew up with. Why would I want the exact same thing on CD?!?) OR...
b) Known that the song wasn't 5 minutes long, even if you put the two parts of the song together. 0:59 seconds of the track is the song I wanted, and the rest is Boris Karloff reading the story. It's cutoff in a random spot, so it's completely unusable on the mix CD.

What a waste of 99 cents. :(
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars A favorite Christmas memory
Love this movie and the music is just what I wanted to hear! One of the CD's I programmed into my car CD Player for the Christmas season.
Published 14 months ago by Teresa B
4.0 out of 5 stars Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! Soundtrack
I rate this product great because I like the description of this item. I would definitely recommend to anyone who is looking for this particular item.
Published 15 months ago by Art Vandelay
5.0 out of 5 stars My FAVORITE Classic Holiday Film!!
I love the Grinch, and this classic cartoon is the best thing to watch to bring you Xmas spirit!! I never miss watching this every year!!
Published 15 months ago by David James Morris
5.0 out of 5 stars CD
Love this CD, great condition. Prompt arrival. Consumers pleased, Would buy again. Great songs, classics that never die and are fun to listen to!
Published 16 months ago by Beth Holm
3.0 out of 5 stars Poor sound quality and a lot of dialog.
As the title suggests, there is a lot of dialog from the original cartoon, so it's not something to listen to in the office. There are tw o songs that made it worth buying though.
Published 16 months ago by Brandon Brown
5.0 out of 5 stars loved this movie as a child
if you loved the movie as a child, you should love the soundtrack as well... normally I don't buy mp3s because of the cloud storage issue, but I downloaded my purchase to the... Read more
Published on November 24, 2011 by bookfinder
3.0 out of 5 stars Hey! They redact "Boil That Dustspeck!"
One of the tensest -- and most memorable -- moments in all of "Horton" comes shortly after Horton has been "roped and caged", and they're about to submerge Horton's clover -- dust... Read more
Published on November 30, 2010
2.0 out of 5 stars terribly distorted sound
I love the music/story, but the sound is awful! No one else finds this? Perhaps it's only the case with the MP3 download version, but I will be complaining to Amazon... Read more
Published on June 11, 2009 by D.D
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